UPDATE: Fund set up for seniors displaced after Winnebago fire

Multiple crews fight Winnebago Fire


More than a dozen Northeast Nebraska seniors are out of their homes tonight after an electrical fire this morning in Winnebago, Nebraska.

The fire broke out around 8:00 am this morning at the Winnebago Senior Center.

Fire crews from at least four departments were called in to put that fire out.

One witness says she was asleep at the time but was woken up by the evacuation.

Fire investigators tell us tonight it looks like the fire was caused by a faulty power strip and quickly spread throughout the building.

Around 12 people were evacuated and are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

The Winnebago Tribe is setting up an assistance fund for those residents at Liberty National Bank and online via Go Fund Me.

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Multiple fire crews are fighting a fire at an apartment complex in Winnebago.

The call came in at roughly 8:00 AM this morning.

The Dakota City, Winnebago and Walthill Fire Departments are all helping fight the fire.

The Thurston County Sheriff is on scene as well, with the Homer Fire Department called in for assistance.

The apartment complex is at Peach and Maple Streets in Winnebago.

Stay tuned to Siouxland News for the latest information as it becomes available.

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